Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C.

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Johor Darul Ta'zim II
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Full nameJohor Darul Ta'zim Football Club II
Nickname(s)The Southern Tigers
(Harimau Selatan)
Short nameJDT II, JDT2
Founded1955 as Johor FA
2014 (as reserve team of JDT)
GroundPasir Gudang Corporation Stadium
OwnerTunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim[1]
PresidentTunku Aminah Sultan Ismail
Head CoachErvin Boban
LeagueMalaysia Premier League
2018Malaysia Premier League, 4th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Johor Darul Ta'zim Football Club II (/jəˈhɔːr/; Malay: Kelab Bolasepak Johor Darul Ta'zim II) or simply JDT II is a Malaysian football club based in Johor Bahru, Johor. The club currently plays in the Malaysia Premier League, the second division professional football league in Malaysia. Johor Darul Ta'zim II is a reserve team for Johor Darul Ta'zim.


Johor Darul Ta'zim II was founded as Johor Football Association (then known as Johor FA or simply Johor) in 1955 and are known as one of the "second-wave" football teams to participate in Malaysian football league (first-wave are Kedah and Selangor.). In its early years, the team was based in Kluang, Johor under the guidance of its Johor Football Association. In 1964, the southern-side team moved to Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium. Few changes in the management of Johor Football Association in the 1970s saw Datuk Suleiman Mohd Noor appointed as president and team manager. Under his management, the team rose as a formidable team in the football scene. This was proven some years later when Johor won Piala Razak trophy in 1983 and their first ever Malaysia Cup trophy in 1985 and also Piala Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (better known as Piala Sumbangsih) in 1986 under then coach, Ahmad Esa.

When the Malaysia football league went Semi-Pro in 1989, Johor was the first team to win the Malaysia Cup and the Malaysia League in 1991, thus achieved a "Grand Double", first ever by a team in this country during that Semi-Pro period. It was also a second Malaysia Cup for the Johor team. In 1992, Johor finished seventh in the league, their worst standings since 1989. This was proven crucial for the former coach, Michael Urukalo, as he was dismissed and replaced by Wan Jamak Wan Hassan. Johor see off their 1993 season well, standing at fifth position even without two of their cup-winners import players, Abbas Saad and Alistair Edwards. The team then went on with years of trophyless drought until 1998, when they won their first FA Cup. The next season saw the team clinching promotion to top division in winning the Liga Premier title. Johor had a tough seasons in the Premier One League and finally were relegated back to Premier Two League in 2001 after two years in top-flight division.

For the 2006–07 Liga Premier competition, Johor FA decided to compete under the sponsored name Johor PBT Pasir Gudang (or Johor Pasir Gudang). They were given the green light by Football Association of Malaysia on 9 January 2007 to compete under the new name. Reasons behind the change for the team's name are controversial because the team had to merged with now-defunct Pasir Gudang United F.C. which caused an unrest amongst supporters. However, there are another reason because the Pasir Gudang Local Authority (PBTPG), now known as Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang (MPPG), is Johor FA's main sponsor during that season.

Under rebranding exercise done under ownership of Tunku Ismail Ibrahim of all Johor football in 2013, Johor FA football team is rebranded to Johor Darul Ta'zim FC II and is now operating as the second team of Johor Darul Ta'zim FC (JDT). Acting as feeder club to JDT, both teams now are permitted to transfer several players between them in a season, without the restriction of registration windows. Under this agreement, a player contracted to JDT may make several appearances with JDT II, and vice-versa.

Club's names[edit]

  • 1955–2006 : Johor Football Association (Johor FA)
  • 2006–2007 : Johor Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan Pasir Gudang (Johor PBT Pasir Gudang)
  • 2007–2013 : Johor Football Association (Johor FA)
  • 2013–present : Johor Darul Ta'zim Football Club (Johor Darul Ta'zim II)


Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium

Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium (Malay: Stadium Perbadanan Pasir Gudang) is a multi-use stadium in Pasir Gudang, Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia. It has both an indoor stadium and an outdoor stadium within its compound.[2]

The outdoor stadium can hold a maximum of 15,000 people and is currently used mostly for football matches, serving as the home stadium to Johor Darul Ta'zim II in the Liga Premier.[3]

Stadium and locations[edit]

Coordinates Location Stadium Capacity Year
1°27′43″N 103°53′53″E / 1.461967°N 103.898102°E / 1.461967; 103.898102 Pasir Gudang Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium
15,000 2013–Present


Year Position League FA Cup Malaysia Cup/Malaysia Challenge Cup Top scorer
2015 5/12 Malaysia Premier League Quarter-finals Group Stage Singapore Shahril Ishak
(9 goals)
2016 3/12 Malaysia Premier League Round of 32 Group Stage Brazil Paulo Rangel (23 goals)
2017 4/12 Malaysia Premier League Round of 32 DNQ Argentina Nicolás Fernández
(12 goals)
2018 4/12 Malaysia Premier League DNQ Semi-finals Malaysia Darren Lok
(8 goals)




  • Winners (1): 1991[4]
  • Runners-up (1): 1985[5]
  • Winners (1): 1999[6]


  • Winners (2): 1985,[5] 1991[7]
  • Runners-up (1): 1986[8]
  • Winners (1): 1998[9]
  • Winners (1): 1986[7]
  • Runners-up (2): 1992,[7] 1999[7]
  • Crown Prince of Johor Cup
  • Winners (1): 2012



Current squad[edit]

As of 15 June 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Malaysia GK Samuel Somerville
2 Malaysia DF Che Rashid Che Halim
3 Brazil DF Bruno Soares
4 Malaysia DF Adib Zainudin
5 Malaysia MF Amirul Hadi Zainal
6 Malaysia MF Saarvindran Devandran
7 Malaysia MF Irfan Fazail
8 Malaysia DF Nurfikry Razali
9 Argentina MF Lucas Ontivero
10 Argentina MF Nicolás Fernández
11 Malaysia FW Rozaimi Rahman
12 Malaysia FW Kumaahran Sathasivam
13 Malaysia MF Yogaraj Murugan
14 Malaysia FW Darren Lok Yee Deng
15 Malaysia DF Fazly Mazlan
16 Malaysia MF Shakir Shaari
No. Position Player
17 Malaysia FW Sean Giannelli
19 Malaysia MF Khairullah Halim
20 Malaysia GK Ernest Wong Wen Hao
21 Malaysia DF Izzafiq Ruzi
22 Lebanon FW Mohammed Ghaddar
23 Malaysia DF Hasbullah Abu Bakar
24 Malaysia DF Hafiy Haikal Ismail
25 Malaysia DF Hariz Kamarudin
26 Malaysia DF Amer Saidin
27 Malaysia MF Fahmi Faizal
28 Malaysia MF Shahwan Shaharudin
29 Malaysia DF Azrul Haziq Aminuddin
30 Malaysia GK Rozaimi Rahamat
40 Malaysia GK Haziq Nadzli
67 Singapore MF Rishi Kumara Rajendran

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
41 Malaysia DF Dominic Tan Jun Jin (on loan at Thailand Trat FC)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Malaysia Mohd Za'nal Misran
Head Coach Croatia Ervin Boban[11]
Assistant Coach Malaysia Hamzani Omar
Malaysia Ramlan Rashid
Fitness Coach Malaysia Azmi Ibrahim
Goalkeeping coach Malaysia Jalil Man
Physiotherapist Malaysia Lifizan Haili

Managerial history[edit]

Head coaches by years (2014–present)

Years Name Nationality
28 February 2014 – Azmi Mohamed  Malaysia
1 March 2014 – 8 April 2014 Rajko Magić  Croatia
5 November 2014 – 10 May 2015 Goran Paulić  Croatia
11 May 2015 – 30 November 2015 Nenad Baćina  Croatia
1 January 2016 – 17 January 2017 Benjamin Mora  Mexico
18 January 2017 – 19 June 2017 Hamzani Omar  Malaysia
20 June 2017 – 9 August 2018 Benjamin Mora  Mexico
9 August 2018 – present Ervin Boban  Croatia


  1. ^ The Independent (8 October 2016). "Venga's picture of Prince eyeing Chuan-Jin at Causeway Challenge amuses". The Independent (Singapore).
  2. ^ "Corporation Stadium Rental". Pasir Gudang Municipal Council. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Harimau Muda 'B' vs Tanjong Pagar United (May 14, Tuesday, 4.45 p.m, Pasir Gudang Stadium)". S.League.
  4. ^ "Malaysia – List of Champions". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Malaysia 1985". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Malaysia – List of Second Level Champions". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d "Malaysia – List of Cup Winners". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Malaysia 1986". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Malaysia 1998". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Brunei – Football at the Brunei Merdeka Games". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  11. ^ JDT to announce new coach, send Ben Mora back to second team; ESPN FC, 18 June 2017

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